Brand-new fears for U.S. dollar disaster

by Aaron Klein -- Republican lawmakers are balking at President Obama's choice of Federal Reserve chairman, Janet Yellen, worried she will favor enhanced government intervention in the economy, including flooding the market more…

GOP slams Obamacare site's data insecurity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBCNEWS) — As the Obamacare administration claimed new success in getting its health care enrollment web site running, Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act renewed their criticism more…

Holiday sales up 2.3%, foot traffic down

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more…

Iran deal heralds return to cheap-oil era?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Dawn) Post Iran nuclear deal, the fear premium is dwindling. Markets are softening. Yet, issues continue to confound. Would the event unleash a flood of oil into the more…

Journal retracts GM-corn study

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) A scientific journal has formally retracted a controversial study linking genetically modified corn to tumor growth and death risk in rats. The study had appeared in more…

Think bitcoin is on a tear?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) Litecoin, the digital currency otherwise known as, "the silver to Bitcoin's gold," has surpassed $25 in value, reaching as much as $28.50. It's up 400% in more…

Experts 'prefer cheaper champagne'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Scientists from the Universities of Oxford and London carried out blind taste tests. They asked the participants to score six different champagnes and one English sparkling more…